|Kevin Briggs: The bridge between suicide and life - TED.com|
For many years Sergeant Kevin Briggs had a dark, unusual, at times strangely rewarding job: He patrolled the southern end of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a popular site for suicide attempts. In a sobering, deeply personal talk Briggs shares stories from those he’s spoken — and listened — to standing on the edge of life. He gives a powerful piece of advice to those with loved ones who might be contemplating suicide.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; culture; depression; mental health; TED2014; 2014
|Thomas Insel: Toward a new understanding of mental illness - TED.com|
Today, thanks to better early detection, there are 63% fewer deaths from heart disease than there were just a few decades ago. Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, wonders: Could we do the same for depression and schizophrenia? The first step in this new avenue of research, he says, is a crucial reframing: for us to stop thinking about “mental disorders” and start understanding them as “brain disorders.” (Filmed at TEDxCaltech.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; health; mental health; neuroscience; TEDxCaltech; 2013
|Andrew Solomon: Depression, the secret we share - TED.com|
"The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment." In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression. That led him to an eye-opening journey across the world to interview others with depression -- only to discover that, to his surprise, the more he talked, the more people wanted to tell their own stories...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; depression; medicine; mental health; TEDxMet; 2013
|Kevin Breel: Confessions of a depressed comic - TED.com|
Kevin Breel didn't look like a depressed kid: team captain, at every party, funny and confident. But he tells the story of the night he realized that -- to save his own life -- he needed to say four simple words.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; depression; mental health; youth; TEDxYouth@Manchester; 2013
|Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds - TED.com|
Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to "think in pictures" which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; animals; brain; design; education; invention; mental health; science; technology; TED2010; 2010
|Ami Klin: A new way to diagnose autism - TED.com|
Early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder can improve the lives of everyone affected, but the complex network of causes make it incredibly difficult to predict. At TEDxPeachtree, Ami Klin describes a new early detection method that uses eye-tracking technologies to gauge babies' social engagement skills and reliably measure their risk of developing autism.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; cognitive science; mental health; psychology; science; tedx; TEDxPeachtree; 2011
|JD Schramm: Break the silence for suicide attempt survivors - TED.com|
Even when our lives appear fine from the outside, locked within can be a world of quiet suffering, leading some to the decision to end their life. At TEDYou, JD Schramm asks us to break the silence surrounding suicide and suicide attempts, and to create much-needed resources to help people who reclaim their life after escaping death. Resources: http://t.co/wsNrY9C
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDActive 2011; TED; Talks; communication; culture; depression; mental health; storytelling; 2011
|Eleanor Longden: The voices in my head - TED.com|
To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. That was until the voices in her head started talking. Initially innocuous, these internal narrators became increasingly antagonistic and dictatorial, turning her life into a living nightmare. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, hospitalized, drugged, Longden was discarded by a system that didn't know how to help her...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health; health care; mental health; TED2013; 2013
|Faith Jegede: What I’ve learned from my autistic brothers - TED.com|
Faith Jegede tells the moving and funny story of growing up with her two brothers, both autistic -- and both extraordinary. In this talk from the TED Talent Search, she reminds us to pursue a life beyond what is normal.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; culture; mental health; storytelling; TED@London; 2012
|Ruby Wax: What's so funny about mental illness? - TED.com|
Diseases of the body garner sympathy, says comedian Ruby Wax -- except those of the brain. Why is that? With dazzling energy and humor, Wax, diagnosed a decade ago with clinical depression, urges us to put an end to the stigma of mental illness.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; activism; brain; comedy; culture; entertainment; evolution; humor; mental health; society; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Laurel Braitman: Depressed dogs, cats with OCD — what animal madness means for us humans - TED.com|
Behind those funny animal videos, sometimes, are oddly human-like problems. Laurel Braitman studies non-human animals who exhibit signs of mental health issues -- from compulsive bears to self-destructive rats to monkeys with unlikely friends. Braitman asks what we as humans can learn from watching animals cope with depression, sadness and other all-too-human problems.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; animals; health; history; mental health; psychology; science; TEDSalon NY2014; 2014
|Barbara Natterson-Horowitz: What veterinarians know that doctors don't - TED.com|
What do you call a veterinarian that can only take care of one species? A physician. In a fascinating talk, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz shares how a species-spanning approach to health can improve medical care of the human animal — particularly when it comes to mental health.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; animals; biology; evolution; medicine; mental health; TEDMED 2014; 2014
|Elyn Saks: A tale of mental illness -- from the inside - TED.com|
"Is it okay if I totally trash your office?" It's a question Elyn Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn't a joke. A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks came forward with her own story of schizophrenia, controlled by drugs and therapy but ever-present. In this powerful talk, she asks us to see people with mental illness clearly, honestly and compassionately.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; health care; mental health; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
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|Russell Foster: Why do we sleep? - TED.com|
Russell Foster is a circadian neuroscientist: He studies the sleep cycles of the brain. And he asks: What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns out, for something we do with one-third of our lives. In this talk, Foster shares three popular theories about why we sleep, busts some myths about how much sleep we need at different ages -- and hints at some bold new uses of sleep as a predictor of mental health.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health; mental health; neuroscience; science; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013